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Trump Calls Latest Health Care Executive Order ‘The Opposite Of Obamacare’

President Donald Trump signed an executive order he called “the opposite of Obamacare” that directs the Department of Health and Human Services to create rules increasing transparency in health care pricing Monday. “We will empower patients with the information they need to search for the lowest cost and highest quality care,” Trump said at the White House Monday afternoon, adding ...

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Beto O’Rourke Proposes ‘War Tax’ For Non-Military Households

Democratic 2020 hopeful Beto O’Rourke unveiled a policy plan Monday to improve health care for veterans, including a “war tax” on households without service members or veterans. The “war tax” would feed into what O’Rourke calls the Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for future wars, reported the Texas Tribune. This country must be willing to pay any price and bear ...

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Palestinian Leaders Say No Thanks To Kushner’s Middle East Economy-Boosting Plan

Palestinian leaders have already panned the economic portion of the Trump administration’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan that was released Saturday. The economic plan, which was released before its political counterpart that is expected in November, would invest $50 billion in the West Bank and Gaza, Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon over 10 years, reported Axios. “The economic situation should not be discussed ...

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Is Your Representative Playing in The 2019 Congressional Baseball Game?

Twenty-seven Democrats and 44 Republican members of Congress will take the field for the Congressional Baseball Game for Charity on June 26 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. Click here to find the complete roster. Notable politicians who plan to play include Republicans Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York and, of course, Republican Rep. ...

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9 Dead In Hawaii After Skydive Plane Goes Down ‘Fully Engulfed In Fire’

Nine people died when a plane from a skydive operation went down in a fiery crash near Dillingham Airfield in Oahu Friday night. “With extreme sadness HDOT reports there were 9 souls on board the King Air twin-engine plane that went down near Dillingham Airfield with no apparent survivors,” the Hawaii Department of Transportation said Saturday. The plane went down ...

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GoFundMe Raises Thousands For GOP Lawmakers Fined For Fleeing State. There’s Just One Problem

A GoFundMe page that raised more than $20,000 to cover fines leveed against Republican Oregon state senators who fled the state to avoid voting on a climate bill has just one problem. The lawmakers cannot accept the money, state Senate Republican Office spokeswoman Kate Gillem told the Daily Caller News Foundation in an email Friday. Eleven GOP state senators face ...

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Largest Oil Refinery On The East Coast Explodes, Rocks Houses Miles Away

The largest oil refinery on the Eastern Seaboard experienced an explosion Friday morning that rocked houses miles away and even knocked the art off of Philadelphia residents’ walls. Fire crews battled flames at Philadelphia Energy Solutions after a vat of butane ignited and exploded around 4 a.m., reported NBC Philadelphia. No one was injured because workers were not near the ...

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WaPo Gives Biden 3 Pinocchios For ‘Flat-Out Wrong’ Poverty Claim

The Washington Post Fact Checker dinged former Vice President Joe Biden Thursday for what it called a “flat-out wrong” claim he made Monday about the number of Americans living in poverty. “We have … almost half the people in the United States living in poverty,” Biden said at the Poor People’s Campaign presidential forum in Washington, D.C. The number of ...

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Trump On Possible Iran Strike: ‘You’ll Soon Find Out’

President Donald Trump told reporters Thursday “you’ll soon find out” whether the U.S. plans to strike Iran after declaring Iran “made a very big mistake” on Twitter earlier in the day. U.S. officials said an Iranian missile took out a costly, unmanned drone that was flying above international waters Thursday. Iran said the Navy drone was flying over its territory. Iran ...

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Senators Get Classified Pentagon Briefing On — Aliens?!

An increasing number of members of Congress on key oversight committees are requesting briefings on reported Navy encounters with unidentified aircraft —  or as some would say, UFOs — and Democratic Virginia Sen. Mark Warner attended one such briefing Wednesday. “If naval pilots are running into unexplained interference in the air, that’s a safety concern Senator Warner believes we need ...

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Eating Their Own: Justice Democrats Select Candidate to Primary 30-Year Democratic Congressman

‘Justice Democrats’ is backing a progressive political rookie who launched his campaign to unseat a 30-year Democratic New York congressman this week. Democratic New York Rep. Eliot Engel, 72, has multiple challengers including Jamaal Bowman, a 43-year-old public middle school founder and principal, reported The Huffington Post Tuesday. Justice Democrats, the group that propelled Ocasio-Cortez to victory in 2018, recruited ...

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Trump Criticizes European Central Bank’s Tactics

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President Donald Trump spent part of Tuesday morning criticizing the European Central Bank’s tactics to boost the European economy. “Mario Draghi just announced more stimulus could come, which immediately dropped the Euro against the Dollar, making it unfairly easier for them to compete against the USA. They have been getting away with this for years, along with China and others,” ...

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Joe Biden Talks About Fundraising Numbers, And The Quarter’s Not Even Over

Former Vice President Joe Biden said he had 360,000 donors with an average contribution of $55 for his 2020 campaign, suggesting he has raised nearly $20 million since his late April launch at a New York City fundraising event Monday night. He made the announcement Monday night at hedge fund manager Jim Chanos’s home in the Upper East Side, reported ...

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Manafort To Avoid Time At Rikers Following Letter From Top DOJ Official

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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was reportedly headed for Rikers Island to await trial on the state level in New York.  Instead, he will be held in a federal facility following a letter from a Department of Justice higher-up, reported The New York Times Monday. Rikers Island is one of the most notorious jails in the country. Former Trump ...

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Democrats Divided On How To Attack Biden Without Tarnishing Obama Legacy

Democrats trying to bring down 2020 frontrunner Joe Biden are divided on how to criticize his vice presidential record without alienating voters still in the thrall of former president Barack Obama. Biden has faced criticism from all sides for things like his work on harsh drug legislation from the 1980s and 1990s and his recent flip on the Hyde Amendment. ...

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